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A reference tool used to provide clinicians with stabilization resources for substance use disorder within active duty and veteran populations, including resources on pharmacological treatment and substance titration.
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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
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A reference tool used to provide clinicians with screening and treatment resources for substance use disorder within active duty and veteran populations, including resources on brief interventions and pharmacological treatment.
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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
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Alex's NIDA Modified Assist Screening Results

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Alex's NIDA Modified Assist Screening Results

Alex's NIDA Modified Assist Screening Results- For case Alex in Screening and Assessment

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Medicine Basics for Smokers

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Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs), when used with the behavior-related information on the other pages of this website, can help you increase your changes of quitting smoking permanently.

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What Kinds of Medicines or Other Treatments Will Help Me Remain Smoke-Free?

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), when used with the behavior-related information on the other pages of this website, can help you increase your chances of quitting smoking permanently.

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Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)

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The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) is a 25-item questionnaire used to screen for alcohol abuse and dependence.

1. Do you enjoy a drink now and then? (Introductory -- no points)

2. Do you feel you are a normal drinker (by normal, we mean do you drink less than or as much as most other people)? (2)

3. Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember a part of the evening? (2)

4. Does your wife, husband, parent, or other relative ever worry or complain about your drinking? (1)

5. Can you stop drinking without a struggle after 1 or 2 drinks? (1)

6. Do you ever feel bad about your drinking? (1)

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Nicotine Nasal Spray

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See FDA package insert for more complete information

The nasal spray is available by prescription only. Each spray delivers 0.5 mg of nicotine. One dose consists of 2 sprays, one in each nostril, for a total of 1.0 mg of nicotine. A minimum of 8 doses is recommended per day, with the initial dose being 1 to 2 doses per hour, increasing dose as needed. Eight (16 sprays) to 40 (80 sprays) doses per day is the recommended range. Therapy duration is 3 to 6 months.


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Nicotine Gum

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See FDA package insert for more complete information

Nicotine gum is currently available as an over-the-counter medication in 2-mg and 4-mg dosages. If you smoke 25 or more cigarettes a day, it is recommended that you use the 4-mg gum. Use one piece every 1 to 2 hours for the first 6 weeks; use up to 12 weeks. Do not exceed 24 pieces per day. The gum should be used for up to 12 weeks.


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Nicotine Patch

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See FDA package insert for more complete information

The nicotine patch is available over the counter and in prescription form. Find out if your insurance will reimburse you for the prescription patch. Doses and how long they are worn vary in the different brands and your doctor may help select the right one for you. Generic patches are also available, often at lower costs. The recommended duration of usage is 8 weeks, which is as effective as longer treatment.


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